Police moved to evacuate a Kansas City mobile home village after flood monitors warned that the cresting Blue River and storm sewers were ready to breach. It turned out that the river crested without a breach.
The southern dam at Harrisonville's Lake Luna was damaged by Tuesday morning's heavy rains, forcing the evacuation of several homes near the dam. City crews used sandbags as a stopgap measure to stabilize the dam. VIDEO BY DAVID EULITT email@example.com
Overland Park Fire Department officials are staged at 151st Street just west of Kenneth Road waiting for floodwaters to recede before attempting to rescue a family of seven stranded on the roof of their home near 155th Street and Kenneth Road.
An Overland Park family climbed to the roof of their house near the Blue River on Tuesday to escape floodwaters that surrounded their home. They were rescued after spending eight hours there. Video by Tammy Ljungblad and Rich Sugg
Somerset Ridge Vineyard and Winery in Paola, Kan., grows 13 varieties of grapes on hillside vineyard in Miami County. Like many local wineries, Somerset Ridge depends on volunteers to harvest the grapes from thousands of grapevines that dot the landscape. Harvest season started last week and the first group of volunteers picked nearly five tons of white grapes in two varieties, Chardonel and Melody. More than 8,000 grapevines of 13 vitis vinifera, native, and hybrid grape varieties, such as Chambourcin, Crimson Cabernet, and Marquette, surround the winery’s tasting room and production facility. Dennis and Cindy Reynolds, owners of Somerset Ridge, will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the winery next year. Meanwhile, the couple hopes to bottle 7,000 cases of wine this year.
He is Jeff Jones, who walked out of Uber's tumultuous executive suite in March. He talked with The Star about Block and coming to Kansas City, even before he could tell friends here that he had taken the job.
With their eyes protected by eclipse glasses, students at Winnwood Elementary School in the North Kansas City School District, watched the solar eclipse together with their teachers from the playground of their school on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, at 4531 N.E. 44th Terrace in Kansas City. The once-in-a-lifetime event provided a hands-on learning experience for the students who have been studying the eclipse for the past month. The eclipse on Monday is the first total solar eclipse to cross the breadth of the continental United States in 99 years.
People including Stacey Johnson of Independence and Jacqueline Gafford of Kansas City we're amazed by the solar eclipse as it went total over downtown Kansas City. They were on the rooftop of the public library.